March 31, 2012
Madmen for the culture of death mock Santorum for having attempted to save Terri’s life
March 31st commemorates the seventh anniversary of the death of Terri Schindler (we refuse to call her Schiavo). Terri was the only American citizen ever put to death by court order who had not been convicted of a capital crime.
But unlike your average murderer, Terri did not die quickly and humanely by lethal injection. Terri Schindler was dehydrated and starved to death over an excruciating seven day period while armed guards stood watch to prevent her family from even moistening her cracked and bleeding lips.
This is our fifth post on Terri and it might seem that there’s not much more anyone can say. But the left wing media, the Madmen for the culture of death, have recently reminded everyone there is quite a bit to say about the pitiless death of Terri Schindler.
From Huffy Arianna’s nasty Post, down through the gutter to the Obama flunkies at OMSNBC, to the garbage mouthed KOS kids, Rick Santorum is being ridiculed and mocked for having attempted to save Terri. For trying to rescue a helpless disabled woman from death by dehydration and starvation.
And what kind of right wing Fascist would do that?
Terri was cognitively disabled as the result of a botched operation. But Terri was not on life support. Terri smiled, laughed, and enjoyed the affections and attentions of her family and friends. She was merely unable to communicate verbally or feed herself.
But Terri’s husband, Michael Schiavo, who was living with another woman and had a financial interest in Terri’s death, insisted that she be allowed to die because she had no “quality of life”. Ignoring the pleas of Terri’s parents and siblings, a FL judge ruled for Schiavo, calling it a “privacy right” – the same justification used in Roe v Wade.
The judge ordered Terri’s feeding tube removed. Some members of congress, both republicans and democrats, attempted to intervene on Terri’s behalf, including then PA Senator Rick Santorum. Santorum was one of the most outspoken of Terri’s defenders, making a point of personally visiting Terri and her family.
These attempts to prevent the state of Florida from starving and dehydrating a cognitively disabled women to death are now being referred to as the “Terri Schiavo Circus”. A “right wing political ploy” to intervene in a “family matter”. “Nobody’s business.”
Santorum typically stands by his position, which puts him yet another few heads above the likes of Barack Obama.
Desperate to convince himself that the man of his dreams will still be in the White House next year, Chris Matthews is crowing to his handful of viewers that the “Terri Schiavo Circus” would be “an election loser” for Santorum.
Well, we’ll see what happens if it comes down to Santorum vs Obama in November. But by having his minions ridicule Rick Santorum for attempting to save Terri, President Obama has staked out a position of supporting what was done to her.
And though no one here has the political acumen of Matthews, Rachel Maddow or Ed Schultz, it’s just possible that most Americans actually won’t think that someone who is in favor of starving and dehydrating the cognitively disabled to death should be “an election winner”.